Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Card for Julia...Plus a Plug for Birthday Sundaes

There is a new blog out there in Blog Land--Yay!  It is a challenge blog, dedicated solely to birthday projects.  How fun is that?!  What a cool idea because who doesn't always need a birthday card or gift to give to another, right?

They are having a challenge right now, to help promote the new blog, so your really should check it out
here.  There is blog candy involved, too--fun, right?

A little about the new challenge blog:
Birthday Sundaes is a weekly challenge blog beginning March 20, 2011.  The goal of Birthday Sundaes is to build up those birthday card stashes!  I just love to make birthday cards and hope you do too! Types of challenges Birthday Sundaes will be hosting are color, supply, recipe, inspiration & technique challenges incorporated into birthday themed cards.

In keeping with this happy theme, and because my friend Saundra at Luv Scrapping Together has a beautiful daughter with a birthday this week, I created this is the first easel card I have made in a long time.

I used a 4x 12 piece of white Core'dinations cardstock as a base.  Scored at 3" and 6".  Then I cut a piece of yellow Core'dinations cardstock at 4x6.  Next, cut a piece of blue DCWV textured white core card stock and ran it through the Textured Impressions with the Cuttlebug Paisley folder.  I used my Gypsy and the Gypsy font to make the word "you're" and the number 16, and welded them together.  I cut the 16 again on thick cardstock and adhered it to the first layer.  I covered the 16 and you're with Stickles, adhered this to the card with Zip Dry.  I added a crocheted flower sent to me by a friend.  I adhered the bottom half of the yellow cardstock to the bottom part of the front of the white card.  For the inner sentiment, I used my Gypsy to cut the word "Sweet!" from Create a Critter  on a piece of Cardstock from the DCWV All Dressed Up stack.  I stretched it to make it a bit taller than it is on the cartridge.  I backed it with blue DCWV white core cardstock, then another piece of yellow Coredinations cardstock.  I adhered this with Elmer's dimensional tape to make the easel holder.  Hope you like my creation, and don't forget to go over to Birthday Sundaes.



  1. This card is so cute! I love all the sparkle you know me and glitter ha ha! Thank you so much for my award I know I already said thank you but it meant so much that you said you loved my outlook on life that was so sweet of you! I was trying to find your email address so that I could send you an email but I could not find it! I wanted to share with you some of that joy in bamboo pink that I found. Check out my blog and go to my website I think you would be perfect for it and I want to share with everyone this wonderful opportunity! Love ya girl thanks again!

  2. Super Sweet card Jen! I popped over to Sundaes earlier in the week. looks like a fun challenge and I agree, always need birthday stuff!

    On a side note, the snow has started here. praying for safe travels tomorrow. XXOO


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